Possible solutions to downtown crime

Patrols and clearing vagrants from Mass Ave appear logical if affordable; policing and possibly frisking late-night, after-curfew teens for illegal guns also may reduce wasteful homicides, also climbing in Marion County!

Has the Ten Point Coalition had traction? Can more church-related volunteerism help this nightmare? How will $100 million [from Lilly Endowment] to our Urban League be allocated in reducing black-on-black homicides?

Several decades of downtown cultivation in safety, charm and lifestyle have been burned. We are facing lost taxes, lost business payroll taxes, reduced housing appraisals, and flight to safety here, and 2-3 years to right-size it is optimistic, not a “V” recovery.


Charles McCormick

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